Tennessee has a unique outdoor scene, from the Mississippi river, to the rolling hills and plateaus of the Cumberland Gap, to the peaks of the Smoky Mountains, and we're drawn it. This Saturday, get out of the 'burbs and out to the Boro Adventure Fest to celebrate adventuring and nature, while also supporting a great cause.

The festival provides older adenturers with many fun, challenging, and engaging activities like slacklining, rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, and more. For younger kids, there will be an obstacle course, face painting, animal encounters, games, a story trail, and other activities. There will also be live music, and food options available, as well. 

The festival donates all proceeds to Candle Wishes, a local non-profit company that helps make the birthday wishes of homeless and needy children in the community happen and provides essential needs for them, too. 

As our kids become more and more attached to phones and technology, it's becoming hard for them to find the joy of simply being outside. The festival provides a great opportunity to get outdoors with them, and while they might not say it out loud, they love being outside with you. Be sure to bring sunscreen, water, possibly extra clothes, and be ready to have a great time!

The Festival will be held at Walter Hill Dam, 5636 Lebanon Road from 12 - 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 with pre-registration and $20 per ticket the day of. Kids 12 and under are free.